Portals Editions

#121 – Our Best of 2016 (pt.3)

2016 has been a horrible year for all sorts of reasons, but sometimes you do forget that this is the year that we heard some incredible music. Whether it’s that random tape from Gainstage back in March, or that Egyptian supergroup the Dwarfs of East Agouza, or whether its the latest from mind-blowing Lewisham grime group The Square, or whether it’s one of the other seven tracks we have on this look back at some of our favourites from a year we’re all hoping to put to bed soon… Thanks so much for listening this year, we wouldn’t be anything without you x

Tracklisting
The Comet is Coming – Star Furnace (The Leaf Label, UK)
Swindle ft. D Double E – Lemon Trees (Butterz, UK)
Za! – Badulake (The Audacious Art Experiment, UK)
Gainstage – RGB Sun (Portals Editions, Germany)
The Dwarfs of East Agouza – Museum of Stranglers (Part I) (Nawa Recordings, UK)
The Square – Defeat Us (No Hats No Hoods, UK)
Bruxa Maria – Human Condition (Extreme Ultimate Recordings, UK)
G.H. – Yorkshire Fog (Modern Love, UK)
Sarathy Korwar – Bismillah (Ninja Tune, UK)
Aidan Moffat – I’m a Rover (Kiss My Beard Productions, UK)

#98 – Ela Orleans, The Invisible, Hedge Maze, Swans

Stunning electronic pop music from Ela Orleans and Alessi are two highlights from this week’s podcast. New tracks also from The Invisible, Endgame, SeekersInternational, KETEV, Hedge Maze and Swans make this a very packed new music podcast

Tracklisting
Ela Orleans – Ghosts and Whispers (Night School Records, UK)
The Invisible – Best of Me (Ninja Tune, UK)
Endgame – Sittin Here Redux (Hyperdub, UK)
Alessi – Love Travels (self-release, UK)
Chipzel – Courtesy (self-release, UK)
SeekersInternational – LoversDedication (Bokeh Versions, UK)
KETEV – I Know No Weekend (Portals Editions, Germany)
Swans – When Will I Return (Mute, UK)
Hedge Maze – Kerb Hits (Lobster Theremin, UK)
Tim Maia – Rational Culture (Luaka Bop, USA)

#84 – Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, The Maghreban, Girl Sweat, Gainstage

A little gnarly this week, we’ve got industrial techno, brutal rock, hip hop, house, heavy rock, digidub against trident and funk. It’s the usual mix of genres and great new music from Girl Sweat, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, The Maghreban and loads more

Tracklisting
Girl Sweat – Human Glue (Box Records, UK)
Gainstage – RGB Sun (Portals Editions, Germany)
Kendrick Lamar – untitled 05 09.21.2014 (Top Dawg Entertainment, USA)
The Maghreban – Output (Zoot Records, UK)
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – Existence In The Unfurling (Western Vinyl, USA)
Lord Funk – Global Warming (Bearfunk, UK)
Menimals – In This Unforgiving Heat (Riot Season, UK)
The Beacon Sound Choir – Drone 1 (Infinite Greyscale, Germany)
Slabdragger – Mercenary Blues (Holy Roar Records, UK)
Invada Allstars – 99 Red Balloons (ft. Anika) (Invada Records, UK)